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Half of People Who Have Heart Attacks Don’t Even Know It

"People who have these so-called silent heart attacks are more likely to have non-specific and subtle symptoms, such as indigestion or a case of the flu, or they may think that they strained a muscle in their chest or their upper back," said Dr. Deborah Ekery, a cardiologist at Heart Hospital of Austin.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Silent heart attacks are a consequence of increased cellular inflammation in the arterial cells. The best way to reduce that cellular inflammation is by using high-dose omega-3 fatty acids to reduce the AA/EPA ratio in the blood. The average AA/EPA ratio of Americans is seven times that of the Japanese, and not surprisingly the levels of heart attacks in Japanese is seven times lower although the LDL cholesterol levels in both populations are essentially the same.

 

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